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 +The GNU/Linux naming controversy has greatly affected relationships between the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software Free Software] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_software Open Source Software] communities. The controversy is over an operating system made up of different pieces software. The most prominent of these pieces are the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU GNU] Toolkit and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel Linux kernel]. The question behind this debate is whether the operating system in question should be called "Linux" or "GNU/Linux".
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy Wikipeda: GNU/Linux naming controversy] *[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy Wikipeda: GNU/Linux naming controversy]
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Should the open-source Linux operating system be re-named "GNU/Linux"?

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The GNU/Linux naming controversy has greatly affected relationships between the Free Software and Open Source Software communities. The controversy is over an operating system made up of different pieces software. The most prominent of these pieces are the GNU Toolkit and the Linux kernel. The question behind this debate is whether the operating system in question should be called "Linux" or "GNU/Linux".


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